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13 startups join the Microsoft Scale-up Accelerator program

GreenHouse Capital is announcing that 13 pre-series A startups will be joining the Microsoft Scale-up Accelerator program. They will get access to technology, skilling programs and an opportunity to co-sell with Microsoft. As well as support from Microsoft engineering and product teams for co-innovation opportunities. The startups are from Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania and feature six male and seven female founders.

The scale-up accelerator program is a partnership program between GreenHouse Capital and Microsoft. It seeks to provide startups with technology infrastructure, technical skills, and funding to enable them rapidly launch in new markets.

In March this year, Microsoft announced new initiatives under its Africa Transformation Office (ATO) to accelerate the growth of startups in Africa and fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem. By supporting African startups with $500 million in potential funding. It also plans to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the next five years by partnering with accelerators, tech hubs and incubators across Africa, such as GreenHouse Capital, to achieve this.

The six weeks acceleration program will see the startups participate in 12 instructor-led sessions, 10 workshops and three-panel discussions. It will also feature a demo day session that will bring global investors to meet the start-up founders. Sessions are tailored to help the startup’s scale raise subsequent funding rounds.

Earlier Flapmax, another partner introduced 12 startups to kick off the FAST startup accelerator program.

Here are the startups, the founders and their countries.

Scale-Up Accelerator program startups

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Ourpass (Samuel Eze, Rogers Mugisa), Nigeria 

One Health (Adeola Alli), Nigeria  

BuuPass (Sonia Kabra, Wycliffe Omondi), Kenya  

GetEquity (Jude Dike, Temitope Ekundayo, William Okafor), Nigeria 

Gobeba (Lesley Mbogo, Peter NdianguI ), Kenya  

Oystr (Ifedolapo Lawal, Olusola Onajobi), Nigeria  

Afya Bora (Reginald Victor Runyoro, Tisha Singh), Tanzania 

Chekkit (Dare Odumade), Nigeria  

Zydii (Joyce Mbaya, Rhoda Kingori), Kenya  

Eight medical (Ibukun Tunde Oni), Nigeria  

Herconomy (Ife Durosinmi-Etti), Nigeria

Pharmarun (Teniola Adedeji, Lola Aderemi), Nigeria

 Mobiele (Ife Akintaju, Sayo Owolabi), Nigeria 

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